The spring semester 184 student teachers are heading out for their final semester of preparation for teaching careers. Of these, 96 attended an orientation Jan. 21 to learn more about the responsibilities they’ll be assuming. (Students from some programs attended the orientation the semester before student teaching).
Kimberly Kampschroer, school social work supervisor for Milwaukee Public Schools gave them a briefing on child abuse. Lauren Lessac, career counselor, from the UWM Career Development Center discussed the job search, and Kristen DeCato of MPS talked to the students about legal issues in education.
Students also attend break out session with the program chairs to discuss procedures and schedules specific to each area. SOE has 12 different programs involved in student teaching. The new student teachers will be working with 213 cooperating teachers in 231 classrooms in 77 schools and city and suburban districts.
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